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Brazil to play Czech Republic in March rematch of 1962 World Cup final

Prague, Czech Republic – The Czech Republic will host Brazil on March 26 in a friendly match at Prague’s Eden Park Stadium – a rematch of the famous 1962 World Cup final which saw the Seleção beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 in Santiago and record their second consecutive World Cup victory, despite the absence of Brazil’s star player of 1958, Pelé.

Neymar’s teammates will travel to Prague as part of their Global Tour preparing them for this summer’s Copa America, which takes place in Brazil from mid-June to early July.

Having limped-off injured during his team’s victory against the French side of Strasbourg last night, it is uncertain whether the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) forward will be part of the trip.

The March friendly between the Czech Republic and Brazil will be a rematch of the 1962 World Cup final.

The Seleção first met the former Czechoslovakia at the 1938 World Cup, when they played out a 1-1 draw in Bordeaux, France, before Brazil won the replay 2-1. czech republic brazil

The last meeting between the two sides came at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup as goals from Romario and Ronaldo secured a 2-0 semi-final victory as Brazil went on to lift the title.

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